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“Too vital to ignore,” perhaps?

Forget about Confederate history--it's STD awareness month! And fittingly, here's an excerpt from a press release that just landed in... More

“Dumbest Tiger Woods Stories” Number 11!

Yes, Salon's "10 Dumbest Tiger Woods Stories" list could no doubt be four times as long, but I'll limit myself... More

“Surreptitious Reporting”

The New York Times' Nicholas Kristof reports from Zimbabwe (where's the "know-it-all's bias"?): In a week of surreptitious reporting here... More

Journalism vs. the UN Security Council: Round 1?

There are currently thirty-eight active armed conflicts in the world. But when Japanese UN ambassador and Security Council president Yukio... More

Know-It-All’s Bias

Over at The Atlantic, Lane Wallace ("author, pilot, and entrepreneur" ) describes how she came to realize that sometimes reporters... More

Local Paper Leads Way on Mine Disaster Coverage

With much of the national media’s focus turned to West Virginia today in the wake of yet another mine disaster,... More

Bollinger and Lemann, Unplugged, on ‘Uninhibited, Robust and Wide-Open’

Columbia Journalism School dean and a distant overseer of CJR, Nicholas Lemann, interviewed Columbia University President and First Amendment scholar,... More

WikiLeaks Releases Video Showing Death of Reuters Staff

This morning at an event at the National Press Club, WikiLeaks screened a video depicting a missile strike on a... More

Coming Out as a Journalist in Iraq

Rod Nordland has an interesting Week in Review piece in Sunday's NYT exploring the surprising results in the Iraq elections... More

‘The Tragedy Is That Elmer Only Wanted Dramatic Roles’

After David Mills, the former journalist and Emmy-winning screenwriter, died earlier this week, HBO distributed a lengthy obituary penned by... More

The Man and the Machine, On a Cover Near You

With today being Official iPad Review Day, might as well take a moment to see how the newsweeklies are positioning... More

Congress Not Popular in ‘08, Either

In his column today in The Washington Post, David Broder laments the sunken state of Capitol Hill. Despite the passage... More

LAT: Journalists Targeted in Honduras

The Los Angeles Times reports on some distressing news from Central America: Nine months after a military-led coup plunged Honduras... More

Knoller Knows, Part II

This morning Mark Knoller, CBS Radio's longstanding White House correspondent, has a well deserved profile in the Wall Street Journal... More

A Nascent Press in North Korea?

The front page of today’s New York Times features a fascinating story about new efforts to get information out of... More

How Forbes got to $475 million - That’s what a Hong Kong investor has agreed to pay for a firm that two years ago had trouble paying its rent

Are female journalists up to the job of a Jill Abramson interview? - Reporters avoid unflattering discussion about her firing

How to check if that viral video is true - Journalists don’t always verify user-generated content, so readers need to learn how to verify what they see online

The Grand Dame of Florida reporting has retired twice, but she’s still causing trouble - A conversation with the Tampa Bay Times’ Lucy Morgan

Brick by brick - After years of shrinking ambition at The Washington Post, Jeff Bezos has the paper thinking global domination


The White House deploys minders to interviews all the time (WaPo)

“Almost every officially sanctioned exchange between reporters and the proverbial ‘senior administration officials’ is conducted in the presence of a press staffer”

The down-and-dirty history of TMZ (BuzzFeed)

“TMZ’s real engine — what defines its mission, what legitimizes it and sets it apart — is a unique and controversial mix of scandal mongering and investigative journalism”

The 10 worst New Yorker longreads (Gawker)

“[A]pparently [Adam] Gopnik did not know you could bake fancy breads from France and other cultures. So he got his mom to teach him how to bake them. A fine anecdote, maybe, to tell a friend or a therapist. But in this case he wrote about it for the New Yorker, a magazine.”

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Greg Marx discusses democracy and news with Tom Rosenstiel of the American Press Institute

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